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Religion, theatre, and performance

Lance Gharavi

Religion, theatre, and performance

acts of faith

by Lance Gharavi

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama,
  • Theater,
  • Religion and drama,
  • Performance,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Religion in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesReligion, theater, and performance
    Statementedited by Lance Gharavi
    SeriesRoutledge advances in theatre and performance studies -- 22, Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies -- 22.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1647 .R46 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination248 p. :
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25264039M
    ISBN 100415895456
    ISBN 109780415895453
    LC Control Number2011032263
    OCLC/WorldCa698324485

    Religion and Drama at Odds While many religions included drama as an important part of religious observance, some religions (especially the Christian and Islamic) forbade theater. Even before Rome became a Christian empire in the late fourth century CE, the early Christian Church looked with disfavor on dramatic performance. The Performance, Religion and Spirituality Group (PRS) is an open network of scholars and artists interested in exploring interconnections between forms and impulses of religions, spiritualities, and theatrical performances, and in attending to the ways performance and spiritual life have come into conversation, cooperation, and conflict, both.

    Ecumenica’s interdisciplinary premise welcomes all critical approaches to such topics as performance art, theatre, ritual, contemplative and devotional practices, and expressions of community. The journal expects that performance and religion scholarship can add many more topics to this list. From The Jacket In this unique work we find in-depth study of complex and multi-dimensional relationship that exists between Theatre and Religion This relationship starts from ancient magico-religious rituals and continues through ages right upto present times. In this long history we find different religions adopting different attitude towards theatrical become a most powerful medium of.

      Is theatre sacred? Writer and director George Hunka (an atheist, as it happens) certainly thinks so. In this recent post, he argues that "the theatre is a church for the faithless".Given the long. Book Authors; Journal Authors; Theatre and Performance Our cutting-edge Theatre and Performance list presents the latest critical thinking in the discipline for students, scholars, and practitioners. From immersive theatre and contemporary playwrights to devising performance and theatre history, we publish works by a diverse range of renowned.


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Religion, theatre, and performance by Lance Gharavi Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Performance of Religion: Seeing the sacred in the theatre treads new ground in bringing theatre and religious studies scholarship into direct conversation with one another.

As such, it is essential reading for and performance book academic with an interest in theology, religion and Religion and their expression in culture through the performing arts. This collection features a diverse set of perspectives, written by some of the Religion scholars in the relevant fields, on the many modern intersections of religion with theatre and performance.

Contributors argue that religion can no longer be conceived of as a cultural phenomenon. David Mason is Editor-in-Chief for Ecumenica: Performance and Religion, the South Asia area editor for Asian Theatre Journal, and has been a board member of the Association for Asian Performance.

His scholarship on religion and the arts appears in multiple books and : David V. Mason. The book displays where religion and theatre work together without needing to retell a story of drama that evolves from and refers back to the primordial soup of ancient rituals.

In fact, Mason demonstrates why the desire to retell these comfortable myths clutters sight of the performative ground on which he allows theatre and religion to stand. ‘Religion and theatre’ attempts to describe some general patterns and contrasts, and suggests some historical and geographical implications of the relationship between theatre and religion.

Beginning with Western monotheistic religion—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—it shows that the condemnation of images, fundamental to Mosaic law, encouraged a deep suspicion of any form of mimesis Author: Marvin Carlson.

Religion, Theatre, and Performance: Acts of Faith (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies) 1st Edition by Lance Gharavi (Editor) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Format: Hardcover. In much of today’s mainstream Western theatre, we have forgotten theatre’s relationship to religion or reduced it to cliché representations.

Now is the time to reimagine how the theatrical form itself might be enlivened by its connection to the spiritual. The journal promotes rigorous scholarship about the social, cultural, philosophical, and theoretical implications of religion and spirituality as aspects of theatre, the arts, everyday life, politics, language, history, and the sciences.

Get this from a library. Religion, theatre, and performance: acts of faith. [Lance Gharavi;] -- This text examines the intersection of religion and theatrical performance in modernity/postmodernity. Religion, no longer sequestered in the 'private sphere, ' has become an explicitly public force.

From mystic theologies of acting to the neuroscience of spirituality in rituals to the performance of secularism, these essays address a broad variety of religious traditions, sharing a common conception of religion as a crucial object of discourse—one that is formed by, and significantly formative of, performance.

Religion, Theatre, and Performance. DOI link for Religion, Theatre, and Performance. Religion, Theatre, and Performance bookAuthor: Marvin Carlson. performance. The definition of performance studies is contested, but to say it puts a focus on embodiment/action is uncontroversial.

We’ll have ten once-a-week meetings plus a meeting for presentations during finals week. Schechner’s book will be used as a basic text, along with other readings from the fields of religion and Size: KB.

Lance Gharavi, ed. Religion, Theatre, and Performance: Acts of York/Oxon: Routledge, pp., £/$ case bound. The contributors to this volume make the argument that theatre and performance studies should take religion seriously, admitting that religion is not just a private matter, but performed publicly on the world : Book Reviews Editor.

Get this from a library. Religion, theatre, and performance: acts of faith. [Lance Gharavi;] -- The intersections of religion, politics, and performance form the loci of many of the most serious issues facing the world today, sites where some of the world's most pressing and momentous events.

In her provocative account Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race, Gay Gibson Cima turns to a broad array of performances by women—in the arenas of literature, journalism, religion, theatre, and political debate—to analyze the many strategies white and black women used to assertAuthor: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon.

PRS - Performance, Religion, and Spirituality. likes. PRS is an international, bi-annual, peer-reviewed, and free open-access journal on performance, religion, and spirituality.5/5(2). Book Description. Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices.

Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre. It presents the revised lectures and a selection of the revised papers from the international and interdisciplinary conference Religion, Ritual, Theatre which took place in April at the University of Copenhagen.

The aim of the book is to intertwine new theories with concrete case studies in an empirical and practical manner. Theatre, no matter how "secular" its content, is in this sense of the word, religion.

The many parallels that exist between theatre and formally practiced religion justify considering theatre as religion. To begin with, theatre has all the parts of religion. At the core of formal religions lies File Size: 58KB.

The field of performance studies embraces performance behaviour of all kinds and in all contexts, from everyday life to high ceremony.

This volume investigates a wide range of performance behaviour - dance, ritual, conflict situation, sports, storytelling and display behaviour - in a variety of circumstances and cultures. It considers such issues as the relationship between training and the. religion and the theatre-has assumed, in the conscience of many, a new importance precisely at a time when large areas of disbelief, or at least indifference, seem to spread both in the individual soul and in the world.

At least, such is the appearance. Nonetheless, it is precisely now that.Religion, theater, and performance Publication: New York: Routledge, Series: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies ; Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies ; 22 Format/Description: Book 1 online resource ( p.) Subjects: Drama -- Religious aspects.

Performance -- Religious aspects. Religion and drama. By all rights, theatre ought to say its prayers. According to most origin stories, theatre emerged out of religious ritual, not once, but twice: initially courtesy of the ancient Greeks, and then Author: Alexis Soloski.